Welcome to… where? Oakland, 2016 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for March 21, 2018


The name of the Oakland Coliseum keeps changing. I know for a while it was called the Network Associates Coliseum, McAfee Coliseum, Overstock.com Coliseum and the oddly named O.co Coliseum.

When O.co dropped their naming rights, I went to a game in Oakland. Outside the entrance was the sign pictured. Usually it says Welcome to [INSERT NAME HERE] Coliseum.

But there was no new name yet.

So we were warmly welcomed to… nothing… no name…

It was like a mystery. We are being welcomed, but to where?

Eventually they went back to the default Oakland Coliseum to avoid MORE confusion.

Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte warms up in Oakland, 2015 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for February 17, 2018


From my seats along the third base line in Oakland, me and my co worker Andy could see Pat Venditte warm up. He would warm up a little left handed and a little right handed.

I must say, it was odd to watch.